The source of inspiration for the Pirates Pen are the heroic, or likeable pirates, exemplified on-screen by Johnny Depp’s character, Captain Jack Sparrow, and Errol Flynn’s Captain Blood. Offered as a piston-fed fountain pen or rollerball, the Pirates writing instruments of Montegrappa are made in Charcoal Black celluloid and a die-cast Sterling Silver or solid Gold barrel and cap. This impressive masterpiece of a pen has been designed with an array of symbols that have defined the buccaneer for six centuries, such as the legendary “Jolly Roger” sign with grinning skulls and bones. The cap top culminates into a corsair’s hat, and a sword serves as the pen’s signature clip.
Limited to 399 fountain pens and 399 rollerballs in silver, and nine of each in gold, the number recalls the nearly 400 tons of gold treasure that William Kidd, one of the most famous of all the pirates, is believed to have buried in various spots around the globe, from Gardiner’s Island in New York to Île Sainte-Marie in Madagascar. Each Pirates pen arrives in its own “treasure box” finished in red lacquered wood, with black interior.